Eddie Obeid jailed for misconduct over Circular Quay business deals

“Millstones of Justice turn exceedingly slow, but grind exceedingly fine.”

In June 2014 the Commission recommended the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) consider prosecuting Obeid for the offence of misconduct in public office over his attempts to influence bureaucrats and Labor colleagues to benefit his family

After 20 years in State Parliament, a string of corruption findings and a criminal trial, Eddie Obeid has been jailed for a maximum of five years in jail over his business dealings at Circular Quay.

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In a historic decision on Thursday, Supreme Court Justice Robert Beech-Jones said “no penalty other than imprisonment is appropriate” for the corrupt former Labor minister.

Obeid is facing a separate criminal trial next year with his middle son Moses over a $30 million coal deal. 946451-ab23e3c4-ba2a-11e3-8a33-c23c348170ff

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